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March 12-13, 2004

Centre for Russian and East European Studies

Munk Centre for International Studies

University of Toronto

The field of Ukrainian Studies has undergone profound change since the dissolution of the Soviet Union . New questions have emerged on the research agenda and new methodological tools have become available to explore the dynamics of political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in Ukrainian society.

The purpose of this interdisciplinary student symposium is to bring together young scholars from North America for two days of presentations and intensive discussions centred around the theme of Ukrainian identity.

This symposium will provide a forum for graduate students to meet future colleagues in the profession and interact with scholars who are shaping the agenda of Ukrainian Studies in North America now.

Sponsored  by  the  Wolodymyr  George  Danyliw  Foundation  and the  Petro Jacyk  Program for  the  Study of  Ukraine at the  University of  Toronto with the  support of  the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the School of Graduate Studies , and the Department of Political Science  at the University of Toronto.

The conference is free of charge. Registration is required.

The Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation was created in 2002. The Foundation's mandate is to encourage research, teaching and study of contemporary issues facing Ukraine and Ukrainians. At present, the Foundation is pursuing the following projects: 1) an annual full credit teaching fellowship focusing on contemporary Ukrainian studies aimed at final year undergraduate and graduate students. It represents the only political science course about an independent contemporary Ukraine in Canada; 2) an annual lecture series on different aspects of contemporary Ukraine, hosted by distinguished speakers in the fields of politics, economics, government and culture.


The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine was established in 2001 with the support of Petro Jacyk and The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation. The Mission of the Program is to promote scholarly understanding of the government, economy and society in contemporary Ukraine, as well as the country's history and culture, through the encouragement and support of collaborative projects ñ­­ typically involving workshops, conferences, lectures and seminars, and visiting scholars ñ and through the support of graduate students studying Ukraine at the University of Toronto.


The Petro Jacyk Program is housed within the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto , one of North America 's leading institutions for research on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the New Independent States.


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